The History of the Countryside

The History of the Countryside

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This history describes the ever-changing nature of Britain's countryside. Exploring both the natural and man-made features of the land - fields, highways, hedgerows, fens, marshes, rivers, heaths, coasts, woods and pastures - the book shows how they have developed over the centuries and, in doing so, covers a wealth of related subjects to demonstrate the sometimes subtle and sometime radical ways in which people, fauna, flora, climate, soils and other physical conditions have played their part in the shaping of the countryside.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 36mm | 621.42g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 25
  • 0753801736
  • 9780753801734

About Oliver Rackham

Dr Oliver Rackham is a botanist and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. An acknowledged authority on the British countryside, especially trees, woodlands and pasture. THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRYSIDE won the 1986 Angel Literary Award, the Sir Peter Kent Conservation Prize and the Natural World Book of the Year Award.show more

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